Information Power And Politics Technological And Institutional Mediations

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Information, Power, and Politics

Information, Power, and Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarita Albagli,Maria Lucia Maciel
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Information, Power, and Politics by Sarita Albagli,Maria Lucia Maciel Summary

With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates, these technologies can also act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge.

Dictionnaire politique d'internet et du numérique

Dictionnaire politique d'internet et du numérique Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christophe Stener
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Le Dictionnaire politique d'internet et du numérique, ouvrage collectif, coordonné par Christophe Stener, rassemble les contributions de quatre-vingts auteurs : décideurs politiques, dirigeants des institutions de régulation, chefs d'entreprise, experts. L'ensemble des enjeux d'internet et du numérique sur la vie politique et sociale, l'économie, les relations internationales et la société sont analysés.

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerard Goggin,Mark McLelland
Editor: Taylor & Francis
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The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories by Gerard Goggin,Mark McLelland Summary

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still very much in its infancy. From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection offers a variety of historical lenses on the development of the Internet: as a new communication technology seen in the context of older technologies; as a new form of sociality read alongside previous technologically mediated means of relating; and as a new media "vehicle" for the communication of content.

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James R. Lewis,Inga B. Tollefsen
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements by James R. Lewis,Inga B. Tollefsen Summary

The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies, and since the release of the first edition of The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements in 2003, the field has continued to expand and break new ground. In this all-new volume, James R. Lewis and Inga B. Tøllefsen bring together established and rising scholars to address an expanded range of topics, covering traditional religious studies topics such as "scripture," "charisma," and "ritual," while also applying new theoretical approaches to NRM topics. Other chapters cover understudied topics in the field, such as the developmental patterns of NRMs and subcultural considerations in the study of NRMs. The first part of this book examines NRMs from a social-scientific perspective, particularly that of sociology. In the second section, the primary factors that have put the study of NRMs on the map, controversy and conflict, are considered. The third section investigates common themes within the field of NRMs, while the fourth examines the approaches that religious studies researchers have taken to NRMs. As NRM Studies has grown, subfields such as Esotericism, New Age Studies, and neo-Pagan Studies have grown as distinct and individual areas of study, and the final section of the book investigates these emergent fields.

The Culture Industry, Information and Capitalism

The Culture Industry, Information and Capitalism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Bolaño
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Drawing on Marxist theory and concepts, as well as on various theoretical contributions developed by prominent political economists, Bolaño develops a unique approach to understanding the culture industry, offering an interesting intervention in debates surrounding media and communication.

Digital Government

Digital Government Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hsinchun Chen,Lawrence Brandt,Valerie Gregg,Roland Traunmüller,Sharon Dawes,Eduard Hovy,Ann Macintosh,Catherine A. Larson
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Digital Government by Hsinchun Chen,Lawrence Brandt,Valerie Gregg,Roland Traunmüller,Sharon Dawes,Eduard Hovy,Ann Macintosh,Catherine A. Larson Summary

At last, a right up-to-the-minute volume on a topic of huge national and international importance. As governments around the world battle voter apathy, the need for new and modernized methods of involvement in the polity is becoming acute. This work provides information on advanced research and case studies that survey the field of digital government. Successful applications in a variety of government settings are delineated, while the authors also analyse the implications for current and future policy-making. Each chapter has been prepared and carefully edited within a structured format by a known expert on the individual topic.

Public Administration and the Modern State

Public Administration and the Modern State Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Lehrke
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Public Administration and the Modern State by J. Lehrke Summary

The challenges faced by the public sector are many and varied. Civil services at the forefront of tackling pressing problems in a whole range of areas from climate change to income inequality are being allocated less money to do so. This collection explores how public sectors have adapted to address the demands placed on them in the 21st Century.

Towards a Sustainable Information Society

Towards a Sustainable Information Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Servaes,Nico Carpentier
Editor: Intellect Books
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Towards a Sustainable Information Society by Jan Servaes,Nico Carpentier Summary

The Information Society is one of the recurrent imaginaries to describe present-day structures, discourses and practices. Within its meaning is enshrined the promise of a better world, sometimes naively assuming a technological deus ex machina, in other cases hoping for the creation of policy tools that will overcome a diversity of societal divides. With the two-phased World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations attempted to stimulate the development of such tools. Simultaneously, the WSIS is a large-scale experiment in multistakeholderism. The objective was to create a more balanced decision-making process that would allow the voices of civil society and business actors to be heard in international politics. This book aims to evaluate the potentialities of both the Information Society, and the WSIS in supporting and constructing more democratic, just and developed societies. It is the second book arising from the intellectual work of European Consortium for Communications Research members.

Biotechnology - The Science and the Business

Biotechnology - The Science and the Business Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek G. Springham,Vivian Moses,Ronald E. Cape
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1000124843
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Biotechnology - The Science and the Business by Derek G. Springham,Vivian Moses,Ronald E. Cape Summary

Biotechnology has not stood still since 1991 when the first edition of Biotechnology - The Science and the Business was published. It was the first book to treat the science and business of technology as an integrated subject and was well received by both students and business professionals. All chapters in this second edition have been updated and revised and some new chapters have been introduced, including one on the use of molecular genetic techniques in forensic science. Experts in the field discuss a range of biotechnologies, including pesticides, the flavor and fragrance industry, oil production, fermentation and protein engineering. On the business side, subjects include managing, financing, and regulation of biotechnology. Some knowledge of the science behind the technologies is assumed, as well as a layperson's view of buying and selling. As with the first edition, it is expected that this book will be of interest to biotechnology undergraduates, postgraduates and those working in the industry, along with students of business, economics, intellectual property law and communications.

Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization

Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Kriesi,D. Bochsler,J. Matthes,S. Lavenex,M. Bühlmann,F. Esser
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Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization by H. Kriesi,D. Bochsler,J. Matthes,S. Lavenex,M. Bühlmann,F. Esser Summary

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the models of contemporary democracy; its social, cultural, economic and political prerequisites; its empirically existing varieties and its two major challenges - globalization and mediatization. The book also covers the global spread of democracy and its spread into supranational democracies.

Selected Readings on Global Information Technology: Contemporary Applications

Selected Readings on Global Information Technology: Contemporary Applications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rahman, Hakikur
Editor: IGI Global
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"This book offers articles focused on key issues concerning the development, design, and analysis of global IT"--Provided by publisher.

The Hybrid Media System

The Hybrid Media System Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Chadwick
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Hybrid Media System by Andrew Chadwick Summary

The diffusion and rapid evolution of new communication technologies has reshaped media and politics. But who are the new power players? Written by a leading scholar in the field, The Hybrid Media System is a sweeping and compelling new theory of how political communication now works. Politics is increasingly defined by organizations, groups, and individuals who are best able to blend older and newer media logics, in what Andrew Chadwick terms a hybrid system. Power is wielded by those who create, tap, and steer information flows to suit their goals and in ways that modify, enable, and disable the power of others, across and between a range of older and newer media. Chadwick examines news making in all of its contemporary "professional" and "amateur" forms, parties and election campaigns, activist movements, and government communication. He presents compelling illustrations of the hybrid media system in flow, from American presidential campaigns to WikiLeaks, from live prime ministerial debates to hotly-contested political scandals, from the daily practices of journalists, campaign workers, and bloggers to the struggles of new activist organizations. This wide-ranging book maps the emerging balance of power between older and newer media technologies, genres, norms, behaviors, and organizational forms. Political communication has entered a new era. This book reveals how the clash of older and newer media logics causes chaos and disintegration but also surprising new patterns of order and integration.

Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture

Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. King
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Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture by E. King Summary

Fictional narratives produced in Latin America often borrow tropes from contemporary science fiction to examine the shifts in the nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this leads towards a market-governed control society and also explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual.

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Watson,Anne Hill
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies by James Watson,Anne Hill Summary

The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives. They cover new applications and developments, such as the incorporation of Neuroscience techniques in advertising and marketing. Other updates include Cyber-bullying, Twitter scandals, conduct in media organizations, on-line lobbying, global protesting/petitioning, and gender issues relating to social media in general. While new entries explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the world of communication in recent years, the purpose of this new edition is not necessarily to keep abreast of every new media event but to reflect the trends that influence and prompt such events, such as the Leveson Inquiry and Report and phone hacking via mobile phones. Politics seems to be playing out more on Twitter than in The Times. This volume seeks to make its twenty-first century readers more media literate, as well as more critical consumers of modern news.

Society and the Internet

Society and the Internet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Graham,William H. Dutton
Editor: OUP Oxford
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Society and the Internet by Mark Graham,William H. Dutton Summary

How is society being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? By bringing together leading research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the Internet, this volume introduces students to a core set of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts. Internet Studies is a burgeoning new field, which has been central to the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), an innovative multi-disciplinary department at the University of Oxford. Society and the Internet builds on the OII's evolving series of lectures on society and the Internet. The series has been edited to create a reader to supplement upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses that seek to introduce students to scholarship focused on the implications of the Internet for networked societies around the world. The chapters of the reader are rooted in a variety of disciplines, but all directly tackle the powerful ways in which the Internet is linked to political, social, cultural, and economic transformations in society. This book will be a starting point for anyone with a serious interest in the factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society. The book begins with an introduction by the editors, which provides a brief history of the Internet and Web and its study from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The chapters are grouped into six focused sections: The Internet and Everyday Life; Information and Culture on the Line; Networked Politics and Government; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economies; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures.

The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications

The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet Wasko,Graham Murdock,Helena Sousa
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications by Janet Wasko,Graham Murdock,Helena Sousa Summary

Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies and is now established as a core element in university programmes around the world. The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications offers students and scholars a comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date and accessible overview of key areas and debates. Combines overviews of core ideas with new case study materials and the best of contemporary theorization and research Written many of the best known authors in the field Includes an international line-up of contributors, drawn from the key markets of North and Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and the Far East

Why Study the Media?

Why Study the Media? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Silverstone
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Why Study the Media? by Roger Silverstone Summary

"It's easy to be snobbish about media culture; the great merit of Roger Silverstone's book is to make the reader understand just how important that culture is." - Richard Sennett, New York University "A remarkable book which argues for a new paradigm for the study of the media." - Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche "A persuasive and sophisticated discussion of the role of the media in modern life at the threshold of the twenty-first century." - Ellen Seiter, University of California "A very important book, one that moves media theory and argument on at long last. This is an attempt to get people to think differently about the media - not just when they are writing essays, but also when they are arguing about media in everyday life." - Simon Frith, University of Stirling The centrality of the media, all media, to human experience - from the conduct of everyday life, to the exercise of power, to the creation of culture - is inescapable. We live in an intensely mediated world. Yet the academic study of the media has rarely made its own insights accessible and relevant to those outside its own limited sphere. Indeed it is constantly under attack for its lack of rigour, apparent failure to address the needs of industry and its inability to tell us anything substantive about the world in which we live. Written as a manifesto and in order to set a new intellectual agenda, Why Study the Media? argues for the importance of the media in our culture and society and the consequent necessity of taking the media seriously as an object of enlightened but rigorous investigation. At once human and humane, Why Study the Media? will be welcomed by all those in search of new ways of thinking about our mediated world.

Recent Trends in German and European Constitutional Law

Recent Trends in German and European Constitutional Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eibe H. Riedel,Rüdiger Wolfrum
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Recent Trends in German and European Constitutional Law by Eibe H. Riedel,Rüdiger Wolfrum Summary

This volume contains the German National Reports on Public Law presented at the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht 2006. The articles provide an overview over recent developments and new issues in both European Constitutional and German Public Law from a German perspective and offer an in-depth analysis of the legal issues discussed. The book offers scholars as well as practitioners a sound basis for studies on a wide range of current and interesting issues in the field of comparative law.

Knowledge in Context

Knowledge in Context Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Jovchelovitch
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Knowledge in Context by Sandra Jovchelovitch Summary

In this classic edition of her groundbreaking text Knowledge in Context, Sandra Jovchelovitch revisits her influential work on the societal and cultural processes that shape the development of representational processes in humans. Through a novel analysis of processes of representation, and drawing on dialogues between psychology, sociology and anthropology, Jovchelovitch argues that representation, a social psychological construct relating Self, Other and Object-world, is at the basis of all knowledge. Exploring the dominant assumptions of western conceptions of knowledge and the quest for a unitary reason free from the ‘impurities’ of person, community and culture, Jovchelovitch recasts questions related to historical comparisons between the knowledge of adults and children, ‘civilised’ and ‘primitive’ peoples, scientists and lay communities and examines the ambivalence of classical theorists such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Freud, Durkheim and Lévy-Bruhl in addressing these issues. Featuring a new introductory chapter, the author evaluates the last decade of research since Knowledge in Context first appeared and reassesses the social psychology of the contemporary public sphere, exploring how challenges to the dialogicality of representations reconfigure both community and selfhood in this early 21st century. This book will make essential reading for all those wanting to follow debates on knowledge and representation at the cutting edge of social, cultural and developmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, development and cultural studies.

Materiality, Rules and Regulation

Materiality, Rules and Regulation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Giovan Francesco Lanzara,Francois-Xavier de Vaujany,Nathalie Mitev,Anouk Mukherjee
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Materiality, Rules and Regulation by Giovan Francesco Lanzara,Francois-Xavier de Vaujany,Nathalie Mitev,Anouk Mukherjee Summary

Materiality, Rules and Regulation: New Trend in Management and Organization Studies concentrates on the relationship of rules and regulation to the materiality of artefacts, practices, and organizations. It combines the recent scholarly interest on sociomateriality with a focus on regulation and rules.